The Canberra Centre will literally be making it snow in the city this month with a festive Winter Village. From 1 to 17 July, in partnership with Switzerland Tourism, they will be bringing the cosy Swiss alpine to Canberra through a winter wonderland for children and adults alike.

Located inside the centre near the City Walk entrance, the Village will host a range of workshops and activations for all ages, including mulled wine infused spices from Gewürzhaus and gourmet Swiss chocolate s’mores, Swiss cheese tasting, gingerbread decorating, candle and wreath making and more! 

“We’re so thrilled to be bringing such an enchanting and interactive activation to life within the Centre,” says Canberra Centre General Manager, Gary Stewart.

“Whether it’s cosying up with a hot cup of mulled wine, getting lost in the snow-filled Swiss alps through our virtual reality experience or crafting a quintessential winter wreath or candle, there’s something for all ages.”

The Village will be fully transformed with alpine trees adorned with fairy lights, cosy fireplaces, winter village photo moments and real-life snow. There will also be an incredible virtual reality experience that will instantly transport visitors to serene surrounds seen throughout the Swiss alps.

In even more exciting news, anyone who visits the Winter Village will go in the draw to win a Swiss holiday for two valued at $12,000 by simply entering via the QR codes on display. The holiday includes two seats on the renowned Winter Magic Train Tour, journeying through Switzerland for eight days, inclusive of return economy airfares.

The activation will also align with the City Renewal Authority’s Winter in the City experience, which will see Civic Square turn into an open-air ice-skating arena during the same period.

“It’s no secret Canberra gets incredibly cold in winter, so this year we really wanted to embrace the chill and bring a little piece of Swiss winter paradise to the heart of Canberra,” says Mr Stewart.

To find out more and book into a workshop visit Canberra Centre’s website.